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Dr. Susan Wingo
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Hyperthyroidism (Definition)

Hypothyroidism is a medical condition that lowers the level of thyroid hormone to a point where the patient has a marked decrease in overall health. Often the patient does not notice the loss of thyroid hormone for several weeks or more. Once diagnosed with low thyroid hormone levels, the patient will be prescribed with thyroid hormone to a point where the thyroid levels are normal and ...Read more


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Does anyone know about symptoms of hyperthyroidism after menopause?

Does anyone know about symptoms of hyperthyroidism after menopause?

Mostly the same: Mostly the same as before menopause. After menopause, of course, there would not be a change in menstrual pattern. Also because of hormone changes with menopause, things like irritability and feeling hot all the same may be worse. Other symptoms like heart racing, shakiness, and getting short of breath with exercise would most likely be the same. ...Read more

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My name's Julie. I'm having almost all symptoms of hyperthyroidism but my thyroid is normal.What can mimic it? I'm 36 so I don't think it's menopause.

My name's Julie. I'm having almost all symptoms of hyperthyroidism but my thyroid is normal.What can mimic it? I'm 36 so I don't think it's menopause.

Graves' disease : This is an illness caused by antibodies to the pituitary that cause increased thyroid hormone production since the antibodies mimic thyroid-stimulating hormone, or TSH, and cause a hyperthyroid state. The diagnostic feature is a low level of native TSH with high T3 (liothyronine) and free T4 levels ...Read more

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What are causes of hyperthyroidism and menopause?

What are causes of hyperthyroidism and menopause?

Hyperthyroidism: Hyperthyroidism is not associated with menopause. Most common causes of hyperthyroid is Graves disease, toxic nodular goiter and thyroiditis. Common symptoms include heat intolerance, palpitations, nervousness, tremor, diarrhea, irritability. It can be treated, but you may need to see an endocrinologist. ...Read more

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Hyperthyroidism and weight gain, can a low TSH level cause weight gain? And how would menopause effect TSH level?

Hyperthyroidism and weight gain, can a low TSH level cause weight gain? And how would menopause effect TSH level?

No: Rarely hyperthyroidism manifested by a low TSH and elevated thyroid hormones can cause increased hunger leading to weight gain. Most hyperthyroids lose (muscle) weight. Menopause has no effect on TSH levels, but as we age hypothyroidism with increased TSH becomes more likely. 20% of women on medicare have elevated TSH and have frank or subclinical hypothyroidism. ...Read more

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Is it possible symptoms of hyperthyroidism?

Is it possible symptoms of hyperthyroidism?

Many!: Feeling hot when others are comfortable, heart pounding/racing, hands shaking, trouble sleeping, trouble concentrating, irritable, appetite out of control (may gain or lose weight), always tired, mild exercise wipes you out are some common ones. ...Read more

Dr. Janet Greenhut
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Menopause (Definition)

Menopause is defined as the absence of menstrual periods for 12 months. During menopause, the ovaries stop producing estrogen and progesterone. After the complete transition into menopause, women can no longer get pregnant. The average age for menopause is 51 years old. Symptoms include dry vaginal tissue, irregular periods, hot flashes, mood ...Read more


Dr. Susan Wingo
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Overactive Thyroid (Definition)

Hyperthyroidism, often called "overactive thyroid," is a condition where the thyroid secretes too much of the thyroid hormones. Common symptoms include heat intolerance, increased appetite, ...Read more